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ERIC Number: ED406252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
North American Indians, A Guide to Research: A Bibliographic Essay.
Van Noate, Judith
Through descriptions of widely available and helpful sources to find answers about North American Indians, this article highlights some basic library sources such as reference books, reference librarians, electronic indexes, on-line databases, and periodic indexes. In finding books owned by the library about North American Indians, the use of the librarian and of the on-line catalog gains results provided the terms utilized are specific. The books available in most libraries are usually only a small portion of what is available. Reference books and electronic sources such as OCLC (On-line Computer Library Center, Dublin, Ohio) contain information on book locations and bibliographic information. National catalogs and interlibrary loans offer other means of getting books not owned by a library. A list of seven general reference books, five reference books for literature topics, and four bibliographies highlight some of the sources to help in researching American Indian topics. Government document collections hold a large amount of information on North American Indians. After an illustration of the arrangement of microfiche information such as the HRAF (Human Relations Area Files), information on finding articles in periodicals covers a variety of useful indexes and abstracts that are printed, on-line, and on CD-ROM. The alternative sources of electronic information such as E-Mail and on-line discussion groups proved other types of information access. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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